Amer Hasan enjoys a multifaceted career as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist. A winner of the 2021 Astral National Auditions, he has also received top awards in the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs’ Biennial Collegiate Competition, Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Brevard Music Center Concerto Competition, and the Fischoff and M-Prize chamber music competitions.
Amer is principal clarinet with the Akron and Firelands symphony orchestras and clarinetist of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. He is also a guest musician with the New World Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra.
Amer is an alum of Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the United States, Brevard Music Center Festival, Canada's National Arts Centre Young Artist Program, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. His career has brought him to travel the world, performing and teaching across North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
As an educator, Amer has served as an instructor of clarinet and chamber music at Oberlin College and as a teaching artist during Oberlin Conservatory's tour of Amman, Jordan. He has presented master classes for the Akron Youth Symphony, the Grafton Center for Musical Arts, and the University of Akron.
Amer received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His previous mentors include Richard Hawkins and Bonnie Campbell. In 2022, Amer will begin his studies with David Shifrin at the Yale School of Music, pursuing a Master of Music degree.
In addition to his commitment to being an active performer, Amer enjoys his leisure time and takes pride in his work outside of the practice room and the concert hall. He loves to spend his free time exercising, eating great food, and spending time with his orange tabby cats, Paprika and Slim.